I swear I say this every month, but I really can’t believe October is just about over. I won’t lie, I’m getting excited for my favorite holidays… Thanksgiving and Christmas, of course. I like Halloween, but I feel like when you don’t have kids and are too old for trick-or-treating and kind of over the party scene, it’s not quite as fun.
Anyways, enough about holidays (though admittedly, it does relate to budgets. I mean, I basically blow all of mine on Black Friday yearly…) because the real reason we are here today is to look at what I bought with my clothing budget last month.
October Clothing Budget
Target: I bought the “inspired by” version of the blanket scarf that everyone in blogland has been clamoring for. It’s super soft and will be perfection come frosty temperatures. I also found some adorable fair isle fox leggings (these are similar, but the ones I bought are fox faces and remind me of a certain doggie.) Spent $35
Etsy: Fellow Seattle blogger Kendra of Simply Darrling makes these adorable infinity scarves, and she happened to have a fox print one. Of course I had to pick it up! Spent $15
Forever 21: I went to return something and ended up exchanging and then some… oops. I picked up this Beatles Sweatshirt, a Cropped Sweatshirt (similar), and a Pleather Skirt. Oh, and then during their Columbus Day (or Indigenous Peoples’ Day if you’re a local) sale I got this hat too. Love it! Spent $72
Modcloth: I got lured in by the Stylish Surprise, and got this cute dress. Too bad it’s far too small to even zip over half of my boobs. Free to a good home! :) Spent $10
JustFab: My first experience with JustFab was a good one, I got the Pierce Booties for 75% off for the low, low price of $22! I’d say it’s a crazy deal for genuine leather, and they look great for the price. Spent $22
Nordstrom Rack: Okay, I did not plan to go here and shop. I was dragged by family, and didn’t want to be rude. Well, that may be a slight stretch, but I was doing SO well until this sad, lonely coat (similar) was calling my name at the end of a rack. I tried it on, and it started screaming, so I just had to buy it. Spent $99
Total Budget: $175
Total Spent: $253
Total Sold: $199
October’s Damage = $54
And now I can breathe a sigh of relief. My wallet is scared for next month though.
And in favor of trying new things, how would you guys feel about doing a video of these budget posts? Any interest, or am I just a little too video happy lately? Let me know, and also tell me what you bought last month!
Nice buys! Loving that fox scarf, the leggings, and that coat!
Thanks Ree! :)
Hate that about your Modcloth dress! I did the stylish surprise last year and it was like 7 sizes too big..lame.
Oh no! What a bummer. Not sure I’ll be doing another stylish surprise… seems like this year was a bust for most who participated. :(
The fox scarf is my favourite, don’t blame you for not resisting!
Thanks Llinos! It was just too cute :)
Those booties look adorable! What a great price, too! :)
Thanks Olya, totally a deal if you ask me! :)
I’m still doing the no spend thing but i have been dying for a blanket scarf since last season! bahh
You’re dedicated – I’m not sure I’d be able to fully commit to a no spend. Maybe after the holidays though!
Ooo, I love that Target scarf! I’ve still been eyeing that ASOS scarf you shared, but I just can’t convince myself to spend that much on a frickin’ scarf. This seems so much more budget-friendly…
My budget has been frickin’ blown for the month. Not only did I just spend about $1000 on my car for random repairs, I bought a new TV for the living room. No Black Friday shopping for meeeeee.
Ugh, car repairs are the worst! But new TVs are fun! :)
I think I NEED that Beatles Sweatshirt. One can never have too many Beatles clothing items. I want a little nutso at Old Navy a few weeks ago and bought too many things. Got a puffy vest, a denim shirt, a plaid shirt, a jean jacket, and two striped shirts. Ooooops.
Agreed! I think you do need it :) #enabler Your haul sounds awesome, I need to check Old Navy out!
I love these posts! I totally agree with Halloween – I kind of want to hide and just drink wine. Thats OK right?
Haha, of course it is. I hid and watched Hocus Pocus and stuffed my face with greasy pizza and candy. Oops!
You always do such a fantastic job at selling clothes! I don’t know how you do it! That dress is adorable, that sucks it doesn’t fit!
Haha, Poshmark and ThredUp! But to be fair, I sold a big ticket item (Coach bag). It does suck, I’m pretty sure it’s mislabeled, or it just runs incredibly small for a small.
I’m seriously obsessed with that hat!
Cute stuff! I am a big fan of the plaid scarves this season but bc I’m a tightwad, I haven’t found a price for one that I felt okay about buying. I did HAVE to get some booties, though…
Haha, I know what you mean! Hopefully you’ll find the perfect one soon.
No one can fault you for snagging a coat. That’s practical!
Haha good point, thanks Jessica!
Thank blanket looks amazing as does the hat!
Sparkles and Shoes
Thanks Kelly! :)